Events

Swing by Cambridge for Annual Lindy Hop Exchange

The name of the Dirty Water Lindy Exchange might sound familiar to sports fans, who hear The Standells’ ode to the Charles River’s dirty water at Bruins and Sox games, but the event itself is unlike any other. Boston Swing Central (BSC), a Cambridge-based dance organization, has been hosting the three-day festival devoted to the […]


Boston Improv Festival to Highlight Underrepresented Comedic Voices

“Improv You Need To See” is the tagline for the Boston Improv Festival, but what does that actually mean? It means Chicago’s only all-Indian improv group. It means a show fully in Spanish. It means a group of women of color banded together under the moniker “Matt Damon Improv.” “We’re in an extra bastion of […]


Sofar Sounds Brings Hyperlocal, Secret Shows

Sofar Sounds, a network of intimate concerts in more than 400 cities worldwide, is pushing a new type of music experience—one that is personal rather than distant, focused rather than chaotic. “Our founding principle [is] respecting music, listening to musicians, supporting them as much as we can, and giving them the focus and attention that […]


Local Fourth of July Celebrations

July 3 – All American Wine Dinner at Forage 5 Craigie Cir., Cambridge Who says America can’t make good wine? Forage is getting patriotic this week, offering up wine pairings from Maine, Vermont, and California alongside a dinner that features fried spicy kimchi, fennel-rubbed pork loin, and creme fraiche ice cream. The meal is $50 […]


‘Summer In the City’ Lineup Announced

Cambridge Arts has announced the lineup for the 27th annual “Summer In the City” program, which aims to make the arts accessible to all residents through free, outdoor events. “A big tenet of Cambridge Arts is to make sure that arts are accessible to everyone in Cambridge, and so by offering this free programming in […]


Inman Eats Returns with a Craft Festival

Inman Eats is back for its second year this weekend, celebrating the restaurants and craft spaces that make up the neighborhood with special food deals, a beer garden, and an added craft festival. Rebranded as Inman Eats & Crafts, the outdoor festival will shut down Cambridge Street from Springfield to Prospect on May 20 from […]


Shimmying for a Cause

Cambridge’s belly dancers are hitting the streets this weekend to raise money for local domestic violence shelters and to celebrate World Belly Dance Day. The “Shimmy Mobs”—a play on a typical flash mob—are happening in over 160 cities all over the world on Saturday. The almost 2,000 dancers are expected to break a world record […]


You Can Check a ‘Human Book’ Out of the Library This Weekend

Who’s better suited to remind you to not judge a book by its cover than the library? The Cambridge Public Library and CCTV are teaming up this weekend to let people “check out” “human books” to combat discrimination and to help people understand others’ perspectives. Participants will have the chance to speak with one of […]


Central Flea to Return Weekly This Spring

Fans of the Central Flea have several reasons to celebrate. First, the Central Flea will run weekly this season, starting on May 6. Second, the flea is moving to a bigger space. “In just one year we outgrew ourselves,” a Facebook post for the event says in reference to last year’s location, 95 Prospect St. The […]


Queer Makers Join Forces for First Queer Kitchen

Three Cambridge and Somerville chefs have teamed up to host Queer Kitchen, a night of food and music by queer makers that intends to be an alternative space for the queer community. Owners of Tanám, Tex Mex Eats, and 7ate9 Bakery want to hold an event for the queer community that isn’t focused on alcohol or […]


Haitian-American Dance Company to Tell Stories of Immigration

For Jean Appolon, immigration was an experience of chaos and trauma. Appolon’s father was killed in Haiti for political reasons in 1991, he says, adding that he and his two brothers never found out the precise reason for their father’s murder, other than that he opposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. After that, the brothers went into […]


Valentine’s Day in Cambridge

Still making your Valentine’s Day plans? Here are some distinctly Cambridge events around the city for those who want an alternative to a sit-down dinner. “Queer Heartache” Kit Yan, a queer, trans slam poet, shares the challenges unique to all forms of queer love and the strength it takes to navigate them. “If you’ve ever […]